The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Sat., Dec. 15, 1849

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Shipwreck and Loss of Life.

The Schooner Mohawk, Capt. John Carmichael, owned by J.B.C. Morris Esq., of this city, and having on board 8,000 bushels of Wheat, was blown upon the East Pier on attempting to enter this port about 11 o'clock on Thursday night, 8th inst., and in a few minutes went to pieces. There were seven persons on board when she struck, five of whom succeeded in getting upon the pier, but the Captain and one hand were lost. The first Mate was severely injured.

Capt. Carmichael was a resident of this city, and leaves a wife and one child. His body was found on Friday. he had effected an insurance of $500 on his life in the American Mutual Life Insurance Company, E.C. Bancroft, Esq., Agent, which will be paid to his family.

The vessel was valued at $10,000, and not insured. Cargo insured in North Western Insurance Company.

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Sat., Dec. 15, 1849